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Alum talks U.S. voting injustice

By Ha Bui – 3 weeks ago

On Friday, Feb. 22, Vassar students, faculty, alums and Poughkeepsie residents filled the Vogelstein Center’s Martel Theater to converse with seventh President and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and…

Poughkeepsie police seek positive community relations

By Tiana Headley – 3 weeks ago

Stories of antagonism between communities of color and law enforcement are ubiquitous in American society. News reports on police killing unarmed people of color are more than just a media…

Writer-in-Residence Jenny Offill reads newest narrative

By Aena Khan – 3 weeks ago

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Vassar College Writer-in-Residence Jenny Offill spoke in Taylor Hall on her experiences writing both adult and children’s books. Professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood…

Forum demystifies VSA Finance policies

By Noah Purdy, Charlotte Varcoe-Wolfson – 3 weeks ago

[Correction (Saturday, Mar. 2): The original version of this article stated that Mendel Jiménez ’20 and Nupur Balain ’19 were Co-Chairs of Finance. Instead, Jiménez is Chair of Finance, and…

Workshop inspires budding translators

By Kimberly Nguyen – 3 weeks ago

With the popularity of translating apps and instant-translate options, translation is accessible at the speed of a tap. However, machine-generated translations often overlook subtle meanings and textures that bring language…

VSA Updates

By Julian Corbett – 3 weeks ago

Updates from the VSA meeting of Feb. 24, 2019   Consensus Agenda – Passed   Pre-Approved Allocations: 198/198 from Collaboration to Chabad for supplies and ingredients for Campus Wide Challah…

Inter-institutional dialogue fosters student leadership

By Jessica Moss – 4 weeks ago

Conversation catalyzes crosscultural and experiential connection, which are critical skills for leaders to develop in an increasingly diversified world. On Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 5-7 p.m. in the Aula, SUNY…

Uber, Lyft devastate local taxi companies

By Tiana Headley – 4 weeks ago

When Uber and Lyft launched statewide, New York City was the only area in which they operated. After the companies expanded upstate in June of 2017, Poughkeepsie residents readily took…

Lecture celebrates Vassar computer science history, APL

By Griffin Trayner – 4 weeks ago

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science Winifred Asprey ’38 established Vassar’s Computer Science department in 1969, when APL was a programming language taught in the curriculum. In honor of her contribution…

Vassar exhibits roots of contemporary anti-Semitism

By Frankie Knuckles, Jessica Moss – 4 weeks ago

“There’s never been a Jewish community that I’ve been a part of that hasn’t been vandalized with swastikas at some point … This is what happens to Jews in America,”…

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